Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To come or be in sight; to be in view; to become visible.
And God . . . said, Let . . . the dry land
Gen. i. 9.
To come before the public;
as, a great writer.
appearedat that time
To stand in presence of some authority, tribunal, or superior person, to answer a charge, plead a cause, or the like; to present one’s self as a party or advocate before a court, or as a person to be tried.
We must all
appearbefore the judgment seat.
2 Cor. v. 10.
One ruffian escaped because no prosecutor dared to
To become visible to the apprehension of the mind; to be known as a subject of observation or comprehension, or as a thing proved; to be obvious or manifest.
It doth not yet
appearwhat we shall be.
1 John iii. 2.
Of their vain contest
To seem; to have a certain semblance; to look.
They disfigure their faces, that they may
appearunto men to fast.
Matt. vi. 16.
Syn. – To seem; look. See
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To come or be in sight; to be in view; to be visible.
The leprosy appeareth in the skin of the flesh. Lev. 13.
And God said, Let the dry land appear. Gen. 1.
2.To become visible to the eye, as a spirit, or to the apprehension of the mind; a sense frequent in scripture.
The Lord appeared to Abram, and said. Gen 12.
The angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of the bush. Ex. 3.
3.To stand in presence of, as parties or advocates before a court, or as persons to be tried. The defendant, being called, did not appear.
We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ. 2Cor. 5.
4.To be obvious; to be known, as a subject of observation or comprehension.
Let thy work appear to thy servant. Ps. 90.
It doth not yet appear what we shall be. 1John 3.
5.To be clear or made clear by evidence; as, this fact appears by ancient records.
But sin that it might appear sin. Rom 7.
6.To seem, in opposition to reality.
They disfigure their faces, that they may appear to men to fast. Mat. 6.
7.To be discovered, or laid open.
That they shame may appear. Jer. 13.